Postdoctoral positions are available to work on the structure and function
of plant disease resistance genes at the NSF Center for Engineering Plants
for Resistance Against Pathogens (CEPRAP), University of California, Davis,
Applicants should have experience with in vitro mutagenesis, manipulation
of gene structure, and/or assessment of protein-protein interactions.
Interest in plant biotechnology and disease resistance mechanisms is
essential. The goals of the research projects are to create novel genes for
resistance against specific pathogens. Current approaches include in vitro
mutagenesis of cloned resistance genes and characterization of the
molecular interactions leading to resistance to pests or pathogens
and expression of resistance genes in heterologous systems.
Targeted genes include those conferring or mediating resistance to
bacterial pathogens (Pto, Prf, Xa21) and the root-knot nematode resistance
gene Mi (c.f., Science 274:2063-2065, 1996; Science 270:1804-1806).
Initial appointments are for one or two years with possibility for extension.
Positions are available immediately until filled. Please send curriculum vitae,
statement of research interests, and names of three references to Ms.
Jaskaran Birak, CEPRAP, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis,
CA 95616 or email jkbirak at ucdavis.edu.
Additional information about current research at CEPRAP may be obtained at
the following web site: http://www-ceprap.ucdavis.edu
Valerie Moroz Williamson
Department of Nematology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
vmwilliamson at ucdavis.edu